Monday, April 2, 2012

So Proud...

The day arrived Saturday.
The day I have been training for since last December!

On Saturday March 31, 2012 I ran my first HALF MARATHON.

I finished almost exactly where I thought I would.

Just over 2 hours 44 minutes (sorry I can't seem to remember the seconds count)

And I'm so happy I did it.

It's Monday and I'm still sore, but I did it.

I was super nervous.  Especially on Friday.
But Saturday morning at 8am I hit the pavement and ran. 
The longest I have ever run with out stopping. 
I made it a little over 11 miles before I stopped to walk.

And learned that next time I won't stop then (trust me for me it's easier not to stop).

And aside from my calves cramping at 12.5 miles all went pretty well. 
I'm sure anyone who was close behind me when that happened got quite the show...
I know it had to look hilarious! 
Seriously, the way my feet were contorting, it just had to be quite the site. 
But I didn't cry when it happened....even though I wanted to.  Even though I was afraid that I wasn't going to be able to keep going.
I stopped, got some water, stretched them out and started back again. 

And shortly there after I crossed the finish line!

Tired, worn out, sweaty but oh so proud of this accomplishment. 

Maybe a marathon will be next...I don't know. 
But I'm one happy girl!
at the end of the race after crossing the finish line!

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